Dakwakada Capital Investments News

Northerm acquires Bud’s Industrial Installations



New acquisition announcement

 We are pleased to announce our purchase & acquisition of BUD’s Industrial Installations that took place officially on March 19th, 2021.

For more than 30 years, Northerm Windows and Doors has its mission to provide the highest quality windows, doors, glass and related building products to consumers throughout the North with emphasis on superior service, the wellbeing of employees, customers, owners, and the environment.

The acquisition of BUD’s Industrial Installations will allow the company to remain a Yukon controlled entity and will be added under the umbrella of 8 different Yukon First Nations.

Here are several things we want to point out:

  • BUD’s Industrial Installations will keep doing business under the same trade name and will become the Overhead Doors division of Northerm Windows and Doors.
  • The legal name of the entity is still RAB Energy LP
  • BUD’s Industrial Installations will be running at their current address: 11 Lorne Rd, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5S7

If you have any questions, you can reach out to Rick Gingell, VP of Commercial Operations at rgingell@northerm.yk.ca


Alex Doepel, President

Acquisition of Canada West Garage Doors


April 23, 2021

Dakwakada Capital Investments LP (“DCI”) CEO Alex Doepel is pleased to announce that DCI has acquired Canada West Garage Doors Inc. (“Canada West”), a Kelowna, BC based provider of residential and commercial overhead doors. Canada West supplies, installs and repairs the complete spectrum of garage door styles and designs, with specialist knowledge of the latest trends and technology.

Founded upon the tenet that the Okanagan Valley was an opportune geography for a “service-driven” garage door business due to the continued growth in the new home building segment, Canada West has, in less than 24 operational months, evolved from start-up to being a key trades supplier to many of the Okanagan’s most successful individual and development-build homebuilder market. The essence of success to date has been derived from the expertise/reputation of their staff and through their ability to deliver our promises and provide the “right” design and product, in an efficient, effective, and cost-competitive manner.

This is the second significant acquisition for DCI outside of the Yukon Territory and represents the second overhead door acquisition in the past 6 months. DCI is the majority owner of Northerm Windows and Doors, which recently acquired Bud’s Industrial Installation (Yukon) Ltd. (“Bud’s”). Bud’s supplies, installs and services predominantly commercial overhead doors in the Yukon.

The acquisition of the second overhead door company will strengthen DCI’s presence in western Canada and is intended to address current supply chain delays. We believe this increased presence will translate into reduce lead times for our customers.

DCI CEO Alex Doepel has stated “This acquisition will provide another strategic piece to the Dakwakada portfolio…” and “…is expected to allow for cross selling of products, such as skylights and custom plastics, from elsewhere in our portfolio.

A copy of the press release can be found here


National Indigenous Peoples Day


Sunday, June 21st, 2020 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. In recognition of this holiday, Dakwakada offices will be closed on Monday June 22nd, 2020.

There are a number of virtual events happening across Canada. These can be accessed at the following link: Virtual events

Mac Plastics responds to protect front line workers

Dakwakada Capital Investments L.P. (“Dakwakada”, or “DCILP”) and its wholly owned subsidiary Mac Plastics (“Mac Plastics”) is pleased to announce we are working to secure the safety of front-line employees at major grocery chains by building over 1,000 plastic guards for cashiers and pharmacists.

Interest in these protective measures began early on Friday, March 20th, 2020 from an article posted by Globe and Mail. By the end of the day, Mac Plastics had produced prototypes and secured orders for over 1,000 units. Fortunately, Mac Plastics maintains a robust inventory of sheet stock and could immediately shift its production shift to working on these protective measures.

With its supply chain depth, Mac Plastics was able to secure more sheet stock from its suppliers across North America and promise to deliver these products by the end of the week.

Alex Doepel, DCILP’s CEO commented, “We are extremely proud of the work done by Mac Plastics to be able to produce these safety devices in such a short turnaround. It is critically important to do all we can to help the front-line workers of companies providing essential services in this time of need. Equally important, is the work it will provide for our employees. We are pleased to be able to provide some income security for our employees.

Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Mac Plastics has been in business for over 55 years and has built the reputation of being the leader in the design, fabrication and installation of plastic and glass skylights in Western Canada, under the banner of Mac Skylights (“Mac Skylights”). Mac Plastics provides an exceptional range of glass and plastic skylights for commercial and residential applications, plastic fabrication of many types of plastic products, and also provides installation and repair services.

Dakwakada Capital Investments LP is a privately held investment firm located in Whitehorse, Yukon. Our shareholder is the Champagne and Aishihik First Nation. DCILP makes investments on behalf of the citizens. Dakwakada Capital Investments LP invests in and outside the Yukon. Some of our investments are in construction and manufacturing which include Castle Rock Enterprises LP, and RAB Energy Group LP (Northerm Windows), and commercial properties. Dakwakada closed its 100% acquisition of Mac Plastics on Jan 6th, 2020.

A PDF copy is available for viewing here: Mac_Plastic_COVID_Response

Some of the different designs are presented below

COVID-19 Notice

Hello Clients,

In this time of uncertainty, the safety and well-being of our clients, staff and communities is our top priority. We’re reaching out to let you know that we are here to help.

Our office remains open and available to assist you. In the event that this office must close, we will provide details about alternate ways to contact us. Our staff are committed to delivering the products and services you rely on for your commercial or private projects.

If you prefer, you can also connect with us:

  • By phone: simply call 867-668-5381 for assistance, during regular business hours


Staying safe and informed

Although Health Canada has classified the risk to Canadians as low, we’re taking extra precautions to protect our clients and staff. This includes encouraging and supporting staff to stay home if they are unwell, providing regular prevention best practice updates and following all government recommendations.

As experts in risk management and loss prevention, we’re committed to doing our part to help slow the spread of this new virus. When possible, we encourage social distancing, as recommended by the Public Health Agency of Canada, and suggest that contacting us via phone, email or online is preferred during this time.

We also ask that you do not visit our offices if you:

  • are experiencing any of the following symptoms (mild or severe):
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Difficulty breathing/shortness of breath
  • have travelled to any area with an ongoing spread of COVID-19
  • live with someone who recently travelled to an area with an ongoing spread of COVID-19
  • have been in contact with someone known to have COVID-19 or experiencing symptoms similar to the Flu or COVID-19


Additional resources

As things continue to change, the amount of information can feel overwhelming. To stay safe and informed, we recommend that you:


Alex Doepel CEO

DCI closes significant Alberta acquisition

Mac Plastics Logo

January 22, 2020. Dakwakada Capital Investments LP (“DCI”) CEO Alex Doepel announced today that DCI has acquired Mac Plastics Ltd. (“Mac”), an Edmonton based skylight manufacturing company which also specializes in custom fabrication and thermal forming of plastic sheet products.

Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Mac has been in business for over 55 years and has built the reputation of being the leader in the design, fabrication and installation of plastic and glass skylights in Western Canada. Mac provides an exceptional range of glass and plastic skylights for commercial and residential applications, plastic fabrication of many types of plastic products, and also provides installation and repair services.

Mac has custom designed and manufactured an aluminum framing system that is unique in the industry. With this offering in place, the Company is able to specialize in all types of skylight and overhead glazing systems designed to work in Alberta’s fluctuating climate. Hundreds of projects have been successfully completed at locations throughout western Canada and the north. Mac is the only skylight manufacturing company on the prairies that offers a complete product line of both plastic and glass skylights. Mac is the leader in this industry.

This acquisition represents a strategic move for DCI as it expands its active investments outside of the Yukon. Mac is regarded as having products which are far superior to others on the market and DCI believes this is very complimentary to another of its investments, Northerm Windows and Doors. This acquisition provides geographical diversification for DCI, and is expected to generate long term benefits for Champagne and Aishihik First Nations.

This acquisition will allow for the sharing of manufacturing best practices for organizations in the north and in Edmonton. “We look forward to the technical experts from both organizations to share ideas and identify opportunities to improve upon existing products and possibly create new products to bring to market” according to DCI CEO Alex Doepel.

Dakwakada Launches New Name and Branding

The name change from Dakwakada Development Corporation to Dakwakada Capital Investments Inc. represents a change in focus from a traditional development corporation to a private equity firm targeting investment opportunities within and beyond the Yukon.

Castle Rock joins Dakwakada fold

Dakwakada Development Corporation has bought Castle Rock Enterprises.

It’s the latest acquisition by the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations’ business arm, which also has stakes in Latitude Wireless and Rab Energy Group, the makers of Northerm Windows and Doors.

Castle Rock specializes in clearing lots and installing sewer and water pipes, but they’re capable of handling “anything you need to a big piece of machinery for,” said Murray Arsenault, general manager of Dakwakada.

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